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Hot Dog

1 9 7 0 – 1 9 7 1 (USA)

Hot Dog debuted on NBC’s Saturday-afternoon schedule in September 1970 and aired for a year. The show was created by Frank Buxton, who cut his educational teeth as host of the earlier kid’s programme Discovery.

Hot Dog tried to actually teach young viewers something, revealing the secrets behind how things were made and how they worked (including why people snore, how milk gets into the carton, how popcorn pops etc).

Jonathan Winters, Woody Allen and Jo Anne Worley helped keep things light by riffing on the topic at hand and pop band The Youngbloods provided the soundtrack for the learning.